Sure, Hobbs & Shaw will dominate the late summer 2019 box office, but you know what? Summer 2020 is going to be all about Fast & Furious 9, especially because it involves lots of our favorite characters (hello, Dom Toretto!) for another go-round and some familiar faces,, like Charlize Theron’s Cipher, returning for another high-octane adventure.like Charlize Theron’s Cipher, returning for another high-octane adventure.
It’s been two long years since we’ve heard from Dominic Toretto, Letty Ortiz, and the rest of their band of merry thieves, hackers, rogues, and more. But as of June 2019, production has officially kicked off on the ninth (and likely penultimate) film in one of the most epic film franchises in recent memory.
Not too much is known yet about who the new villain will be or what kind of stunts will be performed (fingers crossed we get more submarines or high-flying skyscraper action) but that doesn’t mean we’re completely in the dark. Here’s all the information you need about Fast & Furious 9, including the release date, production updates, all the cast info we have, and more.
When Is the Fast & Furious 9 Release Date?
The ninth Fast & Furious film will be released May 22, 2020.
When Will Fast & Furious 9 Start Filming?
It already has! Production on Fast & Furious 9 began on Monday, June 24. Cast members Nathalie Emmanuel, who plays Ramsey the ace hacker, and Vin Diesel confirmed filming had commenced on social media.
Emmanuel opted to send a tweet out to the world announcing the good news, writing, “Day one of shooting Fast and Furious 9 today… The team is back together,” and adding in emojis to symbolize each of the cast members. Diesel hopped onto his Instagram to share of video featuring himself and co-star Michelle Rodriguez on set. At one point, Diesel shares with his followers, “We just completed our first day. It feels like a miracle — one hard-earned, but we’re just so grateful.”
Is There a Trailer For Fast & Furious 9?
There is no trailer for Fast & Furious 9 — yet.
With filming likely to wrap by the end of summer, chances are good a first-look teaser will be released in late 2019, and a full-length trailer will arrive in early 2020.
Who Is Directing Fast & Furious 9?
Justin Lin, who previously directed Fast & Furious and Fast & Furious 6, will be back to direct Fast & Furious 9 as well as the expected final film in the franchise, Fast & Furious 10. Lin has been busy since wrapping on Fast & Furious 6 back in 2013, filming the pilot episodes of TV series Scorpion and S.W.A.T. as well as directing two episodes of True Detective and the 2016’s Star Trek Beyond.
Who Is in the Fast & Furious 9 Cast?
Dwayne Johnson will apparently be sitting out this movie since he was busy filming Hobbs & Shaw with F&F alum Jason Statham. (Johnson also has some sort of beef with franchise co-star Vin Diesel.) It’s possible Hobbs & Shaw, a spinoff of the main series, will set up Fast & Furious 9, but we’re just speculating.
In July 2019, Diesel spilled the beans that Charlize Theron and Helen Mirren would appear in Fast & Furious 9. Diesel name-checked them both in an Instagram video while updating the fans on how filming has been going. It’s unclear how integral Theron and Mirren will be in the upcoming film. Theron was last seen in 2017’s The Fate of the Furious as the film’s villain, the hacker known as Cipher. Mirren has previously appeared in The Fate of the Furious and Hobbs & Shaw as Magadelene Shaw, mother of Shaw siblings Deckard (Statham), Owen (Luke Evans), and Hattie (Vanessa Kirby).
In addition to Theron and Mirren, here’s the rest of the cast:
- Vin Diesel as “Dom Toretto”
- Michelle Rodriguez as “Letty Ortiz”
- Tyrese Gibson as “Roman Pearce”
- Ludacris as “Tej Parker”
- Nathalie Emmanuel as “Ramsey”
- Jordana Brewster as “Mia Toretto”
- John Cena (character name unconfirmed but Deadline reported he will be playing “a badass.”)
- Lucas Black as “Sean Boswell” (rumored)
What Is the Plot of Fast & Furious 9?
The plot of Fast & Furious 9 is being kept under wraps. At minimum, there will be cars, there will be crazy stunts, and there will be plenty of Corona to wash down the adrenaline. It’s likely this ninth film will go in a new direction with its story rather than bring back old villains who are looking to stir up new kinds of trouble. Expect more plot details to emerge when the first teasers and/or full-length trailers arrive in late 2019 or early 2020.
How Many Fast & Furious Films Do I Need to Watch Before Fast & Furious 9?
Listen, I’m not gonna sit here and put all kinds of restrictions on you when in comes to re-watching the Fast & Furious franchise — that’s some real nonsense. If you’re short on time, at least watch The Fate of the Furious since it is the film immediately preceding Fast & Furious 9. But truly, why deprive yourself of all the camp, macho goodness of the entire franchise? Block out a weekend, hunker down, and get caught up!
Hobbs & Shaw arrives in theaters August 2, 2019. Fast & Furious 9 is due May 22, 2020.